Monday, July 20, 2009

The One That Got Away.......

No- that's not it.......

Paul and I like, totally, kidnapped my son, Frank, yesterday.
We spent the entire day just spending time together catching up with what's been going on in each others lives. We went to Wal-mart and got Franks fishing license as Paul and I had gotten ours the day before.
Then we went to my & Paul's house and made breakfast and sat around watching videos for a while. Then we decided to go fishing since we could go somewhere other than Dad's Pond which was sorely understocked by the Big Flood of '07.
So we loaded up, stopped and got lunch fixin's and headed off to Highway 11 and Lake Oolonoy- a small lake which doesn't allow swimming or gasoline powered boats, but does allow small electric engine, sailboats, paddle driven boats and fishing.

Well, we got up there and lugged all our equipment down on the dock- not really expecting to catch much since there was a stiff breeze blowing, but as any fisherman knows- a bad day fishing on the bank and catching nothing is better than a day spent stuck in the house being bored stupid.

Well, anyway, we fished for a while, and then Paul changed his bait on his hook since his night-crawler was long dead, shriveled and white. Well, he finished baiting, stood up, drew back his rod and gave it a nice firm cast.......and the entire reel cup came off the base and went flying into the lake. Don't ask me how it came loose from the base that was still attached to the rod, but it did.

I had a good laugh watching those two trying to fish it out of the drink, But it was especially funny to me tho cause Paul had given me a HUGE hard time on the way up there about why I had brought four R&Rs with us when there was only three of us going fishing. I told him if we didn't it was just asking for trouble cause if you only have one each, something was BOUND to happen to one of them- sort of like when you can drive for thousands of miles in your car- and the second you take the spare out to vacuum the trunk but forget to put it back- That's the night you're gonna have a flat in the middle of nowhere where there's no one around for miles - and you can't get a single bar on your cell-phone to call anyone.

Lord Love 'em.........I had SUCH a GREAT day!!!!! My only regret is that we didn't bring the camera- nor the video camera. What a shame. Next time for sure!!!!

1 comment:

MC Etcher said...

Wow - it's true: the most likely person to kidnap a child is one of their parents!